John Cheney - CEO, Workbooks
A Software-as-a-Service pioneer, John Cheney launched one of the first software as a service companies back in the late 1990s.
He is a successful entrepreneur with over thirty years experience in the IT industry; twenty of which have been running IT companies in Europe and North America.
Prior to Workbooks Online, John founded two previous successful SaaS security companies. He founded BlackSpider Technologies in 2002 and successfully grew the company to become an award-winning provider of in-the-cloud email and web security services to over 2,500 organisations world-wide before the company was bought by SurfControl in 2006. John then led marketing and product management at SurfControl and was a key member of the senior management team which led the Company through to its acquisition by Websense in October 2007.
Prior to BlackSpider, John was the Founder and CEO of Activis, a managed security services company which was acquired by Articon-Integralis in 1999. Activis was a leading provider of managed firewall and VPN services in North America and Europe, winning awards from SC Magazine for its services and Frost and Sullivan for its business strategy.
Martin Doyle - CEO, DQ Global
An Entrepreneur, with broad experience in all aspects of business. Having started, built, bought and sold businesses over the last 20+ years, Martin continues to learn from the experiences, every day is a school day!
Martin’s business experience ranges from Engineering (Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Control Systems), to I.T. (re-selling and implementing sales productivity improvement technologies for: CRM, Proposal Automation and Product Configuration solutions) and now, Software Development (Data and Information Quality Improvement products).
Martin’s goals are to undertake all business dealings in an open honest and fair manner, and maximize the value of the business for the benefit of key stakeholders, clients, partners, employees and shareholders alike.